Staff Pick: Small Wars, Faraway Places: Global Insurrection and the Making of the Modern World, 1945-1965

Reviews editor Everett Jones recommends Michael Burleigh’s lengthy, speedy account of two decades of imperialist 'little wars' Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-07-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Staff Pick: 'Ghetto: The Invention of a Place, the History of an Idea' by Mitchell Duneier

Reviews editor Alex Crowley recommends 'Ghetto: The Invention of a Place, the History of an Idea' by Mitchell Duneiera, a history of how the study of what came to be known as “the ghetto” in large part created the phenomenon itself. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-04-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Staff Pick: The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt’s New World

Reviews editor Alex Crowley recommends The Invention of Nature, a biography of Alexander von Humboldt one of the most influence naturalists in history. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-08-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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FutureBook Hack: "You can make the world a better place"

Hackers at the first ever FutureBook Hack need to come up with ideas that will work in the real... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2014-06-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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A Small World: The Global E-Book Market Expands

The rise of easy-to-use ebook publishing platforms that distribute globally, the inherent speed of digital publishing, and the low cost and ever-rising demand for ebooks in both the developing world, as well as from developed but remote economies like Australia, offer the potential of vibrant... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2012-11-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Lloyd extends First World War histories for Viking

Viking is to publish two further First World War history titles by Dr Nick Lloyd, to follow on from The Western Front, which the imprint is bringing out next March.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-01-13 09:20:33 UTC ]
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World War II’s less-famous fascist

Mussolini is overshadowed by Hitler, but his deeds were despicable too, John Gooch writes. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-12-31 17:28:51 UTC ]
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Make room for ‘Big Girl, Small Town’

Michelle Gallen’s winning novel documents one Irish woman’s effort to organize the chaos swirling around her. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-12-02 14:00:00 UTC ]
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One of Europe’s Great Libraries Didn’t Stand a Chance… In Either of the World Wars

Exactly a century after the burning of Washington another invading army encountered a library, and saw it as a perfect way to strike a blow at the heart of their enemy. This time the action would have a global impact, as the means of spreading news had been transformed in the century since the... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-12-02 09:48:49 UTC ]
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They survived World War II — but were left stranded in Germany

Historian David Nasaw recounts the struggles of Jews and others who had no place to go. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-10-30 12:00:00 UTC ]
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Three bookshops make Britain's Best Small Shop 2020 shortlist

Indie stores Mr B's, Books At The Dragon's Garden and Griffin Books (pictured) are in the running to be crowned Britain's Best Small Shop 2020. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-10-22 09:29:05 UTC ]
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Multiple Editors-in-Chief Exit Modern Luxury Amid Staff Cuts

High-end regional magazine publisher Modern Luxury Media parted ways with several employees in a restructuring earlier this month, including at least seven editors-in-chief, Folio: has learned. Those who have exited the company since the start of July include the editors-in-chief at both San... Continue reading at Folio Magazine

[ Folio Magazine | 2020-07-14 13:28:14 UTC ]
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Guide to the classics: The War of the Worlds

H. G. Wells helped pioneer science fiction with his 1898 book The War of the Worlds. Many iterations later, it still scares and fascinates us. Continue reading at The Conversation

[ The Conversation | 2020-07-06 19:54:21 UTC ]
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40 Under Forty: Christopher Michael Schroeder aims to make New Mexico the most small business-friendly state

Through SOMOS ABQ, Schroeder and others celebrate what makes Albuquerque a unique place. Continue reading at Silicon Valley Business Journal

[ Silicon Valley Business Journal | 2020-06-10 18:50:00 UTC ]
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Free 'global voices' anthology released to coincide with World Refugee Day

A digital collection of "global voices" will launch to coincide with World Refugee Day (20th June 2020).  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-06-08 08:51:48 UTC ]
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Granta wins auction for Hyde's Second World War debut

Granta Books has acquired lecturer Alex Hyde’s first novel, Violets, in a four-way auction. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-05-19 06:51:31 UTC ]
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Lois Lowry’s Ode to the Fallen in World War II

In her new audiobook, “On the Horizon,” the children’s book author remembers her childhood against the backdrop of the Pearl Harbor and Hiroshima. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2020-05-01 09:00:05 UTC ]
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Branch Out with Historical Fiction: It’s More Than Just World War II

Here's why this reader thinks you should read historical fiction and some favorite books that aren't about WWII to get you into the genre. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-04-27 10:39:09 UTC ]
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Modern Luxury Media Furloughs Staff, Combines Issues

Modern Luxury Media, publisher of more than 40 high-end regional lifestyle magazines, has furloughed a significant number of staffers across the company through at least the end of June as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. CEO Michael Dickey—who noted that he and other executives are forgoing... Continue reading at Folio Magazine

[ Folio Magazine | 2020-04-14 18:53:14 UTC ]
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Elsevier makes small reduction to high gender pay gap

Elsevier, which for the past two years has reported significant median gender pay gaps of 40% and 39.4%, has reduced that number slightly to 37% in its latest filing. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-04-06 20:51:43 UTC ]
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